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Apartments for rent in Big Rapids, MI

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Local Guide

See what Big Rapids, MI has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Big Rapids

I live close to stores and school and my apartment feels very home-like to me. I don?t have to drive far to go where I need to go.

Who Lives Here

Big Rapids Demographics

Education

High School

37%

Associate's

35%

Bachelor's

16%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

44%

3 people

21%

4 people

22%

5 people

8%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

67%

50-100k

23%

100-150k

7%

150-200k

2%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

6%

10-20

23%

20-45

49%

45-65

12%

65+

9%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Big Rapids?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

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*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Big Rapids

Big Rapids Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

71%

15-30 Mins

16%

30-40 Mins

4%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5757

Walk Score®

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 1 of 1 renters

Percentage: 6060

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 1 of 1 renters

Big Rapids Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Big Rapids

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Big Rapids, MI

The small city of Big Rapids, Michigan is home to approximately 11,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) can expect to feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. Big Rapids ranks as the third-youngest city in the state with an average age of just over 30. The majority of Big Rapids residents rent, and 42% of residents are homeowners, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $161 a month lower than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Big Rapids will save around $1,900 compared to the state average.

Big Rapids residents have an average commute of about 15 minutes, outperforming the Michigan average of about 25 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 32% of commuters, while public transportation is not extensively used. Walking (5%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number far exceeds the national average.

Among Big Rapids residents over the age of 25, 6% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Big Rapids residents work in one of four industries: education, healthcare, entertainment, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 32% of the city's workforce. With an average annual income of just under $44,000, Big Rapids workers earn around $18,000 less than the average Michigan resident. Big Rapids's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.